Like every year in the spring, the students at the Department of Classical Music and Music Education organized their own Chamber Music Festival. Apart from the concerts they performed, there were lessons, master classes, an open dress rehearsal and lectures.
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-We are very happy with this year’s festival, says Ken-Roger Halvorsen Sund, student representative.Together with fellow students and professor II Cordula Hacke, he has done a great job in planning this year’s Chamber Music Festival.
-These concerts are an excellent venue for us as students, and musicians, to practice in a concert situation. This type of interaction increases our adaptability to various forms of music, musicians and rehearsals. There’s also an organizing phase in this that requires good communication, planning of practice and methodological approaches that are adapted to more people. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to do this and have so incredibly skilled and committed professors backing us up, says Sund.
Concert at Gimle Gård
After three days of practicing and attending master classes, with a dress rehersal on Saturday, the first concert was held on April 1st, 2019. The concert took place in the beautiful surroundings at Gimle Gård. The students played their own version of well known pieces.
Concert in Sal 1
The following Wednesday, April 3, the second concert of the Chamber Music festival was held. This time in Sal 1 at the University of Agder. It was a magical evening with beautiful music of huge variety, lovely light settings and a big audience of friends, family and fellow students and professors across all faculties.